American Elephants

Blocking and Banishing and Getting Along. by The Elephant's Child
January 13, 2021, 7:41 pm
Filed under: Politics

Representative Devin Nunes during a Sunday morning interview with host Maria Bartiromo said that there should be a racketeering investigation regarding the moves by the big tech companies against the social media platform Parler. I suspect a lot of people agree with him.

I think Big Tech has assumed that they are too important to be interfered with, and can make their public policy preferences the rule. Sorry, one thing the American people are firmly on the side of is their Constitutional right to Freedom of Speech. You want to get a large number of Americans really annoyed, start trying to interfere with their freedom to speak their minds.

Twitter, Facebook, and You Tube are primary violators. They assumed that they could just banish anyone who did not agree with their progressive preferences. And of course they started out with the President of the United States, who is, admittedly a little rough speaking. I don’t think there has ever been a president who has been so constantly and viciously attacked for four long years. He responds.

I don’t blame him, but others do. I have known many people who cannot seem to keep the “swear words” out of their conversation. I have known people who can’t keep their politics out of their conversation, and so on. You probably have too.

Immigration and Climate, Oh My. by The Elephant's Child
January 13, 2021, 5:57 pm
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , ,

President-Elect Joe Biden said he will ensure there is a “thorough investigation” by the Justice Department into officials of President Donald Trump’s administration who crafted and carried out the “Zero Tolerance” policy at the United States-Mexico border to deter illegal immigration.

During a press conference on January 8, Biden committed to having the Justice Department open an investigation into Trump officials who carried out the Zero Tolerance policy through which adult border-crossers entered separate custody from the children they arrived at the southern border with.

This is remarkably odd. This program was started under the Obama administration, because children were being trafficked from Central American countries with adults who were not their parents, and sold into sexual slavery. Sometimes they were said to belong to relatives already in the U.S. but that proved not to be true. The program was designed to save the kids. Democrats loved the visuals of “children in cages”. You may remember AOC’s trip to the border where she was photographed clinging to a chain link fence and weeping, presumably over the mistreated children, but what turned out to be an empty parking lot. Obama even had his picture printed inside the new sneakers the kids got so they would know who gave them their first sneakers. The entire program was designed to protect the children. Sorry, the Border Patrol people are doing a hard and thankless job, most of them are parents, and not given to abusing children.

The Democrats want lots of illegal aliens admitted, apparently not just for cheap yard care. They expect them to be Democrat voters grateful to those who let them in. Mr. Biden apparently thinks he has powerful issues here to influence voters, but he’s telling false stories. Children are separated from illegals who are using them to get across the border, who are not their real parents, and the children are separated for their own welfare. Democrats also seem not to have noticed that President Trump has wide support among Hispanics.

Mr. Biden is also attempting to make a big deal of a non-existent climate crisis. There is NO climate crisis, it is an effort to eliminate capitalism, as Christiana Figueres, General Secretary of the IPCC, admitted at a press conference in 2015. The climate is just fine, but some countries despise America’s free market capitalism, which has made the United States free, prosperous, and powerful. Nobody is keeping them from trying a bit of free market capitalism, in fact, we encourage it, but the ruling classes are loath to give up any of their power. Mr. Biden does not seem to do his homework, nor know what he is talking about. Do read the whole article.

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